January 27, 2010

Is it possible to get an older version of Ubuntu (or similar) that will run on 128 mb of ram?

I have been given an old NEC laptop which has a Chinese version of Windows 2000 Professional on it, and I want to install a new operating system on it in English. The current version of Abuntu (which I love) requires too much ram, I only have 128 mb available, and would like to avoid having to spend any money on an old computer that is only going to be used for emails and word processing.

Also, will Abuntu, or whatever OS you suggest, erase Windows when it is installed?

Thanks - Graingeman

 

you could use DSL (Damn Small Linux), It's functional enough for the computer...

you could use DSL (Damn Small Linux), It's functional enough for the computer and I have used it on my girlfriends IBM Japanese laptop with only 64mb ram

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Try these:damn small linux (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org)core linux (http:/...

Try these:
damn small linux (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org)
core linux (http://www.tinycorelinux.com/)

or just check these on wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_distributions

distrowatch is another option if you'd like to find a linux distro to run on pc with few hw resources

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I run PuppyLinux 4.3.1 on an old Dell Latitude 266 with only 128 MB. It is...

I run PuppyLinux 4.3.1 on an old Dell Latitude 266 with only 128 MB. It is very fast, and should be quite useful for your general purposes. The installation is a little quirky if you're used to Debian or Fedora or other mainstream distros, but I'm betting its about the only thing that'll really run well on your old NEC. The installation process is pretty well documented at the site. SliTaz is another small distro that you might like, butI had some issues with sound and video on my old Dell, and Puppy was easier for me.

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One distribution made for older computers with small amounts of RAM is AntiX...

One distribution made for older computers with small amounts of RAM is AntiX Linux. It's an offshoot of Mepis Linux. You can learn more about it at this link: http://antix.mepis.org/index.php/Main_Page

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Xubuntu is the one you want. The laptop will work ok for emails and word...

Xubuntu is the one you want. The laptop will work ok for emails and word processing, if a little bit slow. YouTube videos would be a bit choppy.

You will need to use the alternate install method. The Alternate Install CD only requires you to have 64 MB RAM at install time.

Download Xubuntu at: http://xubuntu.com/get

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128 mb ram is very less for a ubuntu distro.But you can still try out xubuntu...

128 mb ram is very less for a ubuntu distro.
But you can still try out xubuntu or fluxbuntu

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